Re: cloonkesh

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Posted by Murrisk on December 15, 2001 at 06:16:28:

In Reply to: cloonkesh posted by max on December 14, 2001 at 21:44:39:

When I was a lad a kesh was the name given to a small bridge spanning drains or ditches between fields. Some were wide enough and strong enough to take an asscart/horsecart. Sometimes a 'keshín' was quickly constructed, of wood, sod and heather, over streams or small bodies of water when working in the bog. Cloon, or probably more correctly 'cluain', means a meadow or a pasture. Cloonkesh could translate as 'bridge(s) between the meadows or pastures'. There is also the town of Kesh on the Shannon in Co. Fermanagh, and of course the infamous Long Kesh which was renamed the Maze Prison.

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